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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2013, 01:48:06 PM »
It does have a number of rooms with a chessboard-like pattern...ad memory is often subjective. Though I don't think it had a garden either.. :/

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2013, 01:58:17 PM »
I just watched a bit of a walk through on YouTube and...

No. That's not it either! These graphics look like VGA, and the characters don't really move. My game's graphics, while kinda nice, were cartoony (a bit like KQ7 perhaps?) and the characters moved around with little animations and everything! I especially remember that you could actually see the Knight that you controlled. With MindMaze (from what I can tell anyway), that is first person, while mine is third person.

Also, I don't think the castle was a maze in my game, or at least it didn't have THAT many rooms! I can remember the great hall of the castle, where all the games were, usually through a certain labelled door (like "Kitchen" or "Garden"). Whenever you would successfully complete a puzzle (I think! or was it the opposite? Or both?), The Jester would appear, he'd dance and jump and laugh and his creepy theme music would play, and then before he gets caught by the Knight, he goes into another room.

I always had the nerve to follow the Jester wherever he went, thinking that I'd catch him eventually and... accomplish whatever my goal was. I can remember one particular animation where the Jester popped out of a room on the right, did his little bit of mischief, and then proceeded to skip and dance in a circle around the Knight, while the Knight looked at him rather unhappily (he had an expression that said, "Uhh... What are you doing?") and the Jester dove into a room on the left to continue the game.

I don't remember if there were multiple floors or not. Although it IS a castle!

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2013, 03:31:50 PM »
Dang, and I thought we were so close!

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2013, 03:55:52 PM »
Sorry Lambchop! :( I'm annoyed too, ya know!

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2013, 04:33:39 PM »
Okay. Here's a list of video games with Jesters in them from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_jesters#In_video_games

It may not be complete, but it's something.

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2013, 05:37:51 PM »
Also here is a huge list of adventure games

http://www.mrbillsadventureland.com/reference/gamelist.htm

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2013, 09:43:02 AM »
Now I'm interested.  I hate it when I can't get an answer out of Google.  This has now become personal.  In addition to Katie's list of jesters, here's a wiki on puzzle games in their various genres:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_puzzle_video_games
And this is why I love Aspergers some days.  Without it there would be no wikipedia.

Hopefully something rings a bell.  I will keep looking.  Do you remember any character names at all?  Anything more specific so I can nail down a solid Google search?

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2013, 06:09:38 PM »
The other site offers another suggestion: Clandestiny.

It has a castle on the cover, apparently includes both first-person (pre-rendered, I think) gameplay and cartoonish animation, and features what appears to be a chess puzzle in the garden area.

The Wikipedia article linked-to above has some information; does MobyGames has both information and screenshots. If you scroll down a little on this page you should see the chess puzzle mentioned above.

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2013, 06:35:24 PM »
Hmmm... no. The game was 2d IIRC, not that.

@Damar Names? I can't think of any.

Also, Neonivek, I'm still going slowly through that list you sent me due to me wanting to look in every section just in case. Who knew there were so many Adventure Game titles in the world? And yet, I didn't see The Silver Lining anywhere!
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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2013, 05:26:01 PM »
Rise and walk once again, unquiet thread!

Someone on TV Tropes may have found the game that you were looking for: is it Juilliard Music Adventure?

The cover (albeit not the English version, it seems)

This EBay item seems to have a screenshot of the game.

This page seems to have more information about it, and another cover image (click on the image for a larger view).

Is this it?

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2013, 07:05:33 AM »
I'm not sure...

Any more screenshots? Maybe of the foyer or of the hero?

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2013, 08:06:53 AM »
I fear that I'm having a rather difficult time finding more screenshots than those that I posted. Even MobyGames has a rather limited selection.

MobyGames does have this back-cover image (I think that it is), which as some (unfortunately rather small) screenshots, and this image of the CD.

This seems to describe the game a little more, including mention of "[t]he funny King and Queen of the chess board in The Chess Garden".

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Re: Looking for an old game of mine from my childhood!
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2018, 05:56:21 AM »
I was looking for a game from my childhood, and arrived at this topic. Most of the things you mention seem to be shared, except the jester is a skeleton.

Any chance you were looking for "The Mystery at Greveholm" : https://www.mobygames.com/game/mystery-at-greveholm